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How to Get a Kansas Assigned Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

How to Get a Kansas Assigned Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

If you have ever been in need of a Kansas VIN number, or if you’re just curious to know what they are and how they work, this article is for you.

A lot has changed since the first vehicle identification numbers (VIN) were assigned by law in 1923. As the automobile industry progressed so did laws that govern them; now all cars must be registered with an assigned VIN – no more than 15 characters long – which helps make sense of who owns each car at any given time.

If you own a vehicle and want to get your VIN, turn in the title of the car that is registered with it; or if your vehicle has been sold, then contact Kansas DMV at (785) 296-3900 for assistance.

Kansas has the Division of Vehicles (DOV). Other states might call it something different, like the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Motor Vehicles Division (MVD), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (HSMV), Driver Services Department (DSD), Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS), Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), Department of Licensing (DOL), Department of Driver Services (DDS), Department of Public Safety (DPS), or Department of Transportation (DOT).

 

When Do I Need a Kansas VIN Inspection?

If you are registering a vehicle in Kansas for the first time, you will need to have it inspected for a VIN. This includes vehicles that are being brought into the state from another jurisdiction.

The inspection must be performed by a law enforcement officer, licensed vehicle dealer, or authorized agent of the Division of Vehicles. The inspector will verify that the VIN on the vehicle matches the one on the registration application and issue a certificate of inspection.

There is no fee for the VIN inspection. However, if you use a licensed vehicle dealer or authorized agent, they may charge a service fee.

Exceptions:

There are some exceptions to the VIN inspection requirement. If your vehicle is:

A motorcycle with an engine size of 50cc or less

A moped

A trailer weighing 2,000 pounds (907 kg) or less

A farm tractor used exclusively for agricultural purposes

An antique vehicle that is at least 25 years old and is used only as a collector’s item.

 

What Documents are Required for the Kansas VIN Inspection?

The inspection form is available at any Kansas DMV office. The form must be completed by a licensed Kansas vehicle dealer, law enforcement officer, or mobile home installer.

Proof of ownership:

A bill of sale, registration certificate, or title that shows you are the owner of the vehicle.

Photo ID:

A driver’s license, state ID card, passport, or military ID.

 

How to Get a Kansas VIN Number

In order to obtain a VIN number for your vehicle in Kansas, you will need to provide the following:

1. A completed Application for Certificate of Title and/or Registration (Form TR-11). This form can be obtained from your local county treasurer’s office.

2. The vehicle’s current out-of-state title, if applicable. If you do not have the title, you will need to provide a certified copy of the vehicle’s registration.

3. Proof of insurance for the vehicle.

4. Payment for all required fees, including taxes and registration fees. Fees may vary depending on the county in which you reside.

5. Application process:

To apply for a VIN number, you will need to submit the required documents and fees to your local county treasurer’s office.

 

Vehicle Inspections in Kansas

All motor vehicles (including motorcycles) must be inspected annually in Kansas. The inspection must be done within 90 days of the vehicle’s registration expiration date, and the vehicle must pass in order to be registered.

Inspection locations:

There are many private inspection stations throughout Kansas that are authorized to perform vehicle inspections. To find a station near you, visit the Kansas Department of Transportation’s website or call 1-866-865-5263.

Inspection fees:

The fee for a vehicle inspection is $10.

 

Registering a Vehicle in Kansas

New to Kansas?

To register your vehicle in Kansas, you must have the following:

1. A completed application for title and registration.

2. The previous owner’s title, or other proof of ownership if the vehicle is less than one year old.

3. A lien release, if applicable.

4. Proof of Kansas insurance (your agent will need to provide this).

5. Payment for all fees and taxes due at the time of registration (see below).

Documents needed: When you go to register your vehicle, you will need to show proof of identity such as a driver’s license, birth certificate or passport. You will also need to show proof of Kansas residency such as a utility bill or lease agreement

Temporary Kansas Vehicle Registration

You will need to have the following documents in order to register your vehicle in Kansas:

1) The title of the vehicle or a certified copy of the title.

2) A bill of sale if the vehicle is less than one year old.

3) A completed Application for Certificate of Title and Registration (Form TR-11).

4) Proof of insurance for the vehicle.

5) Payment for all applicable fees.

How to Apply:

To register your vehicle in Kansas, you will need to visit your local county treasurer’s office with the required documents and fees. The county treasurer’s office will then issue you a temporary registration permit that is valid for 30 days. After 30 days, you will need to visit a full service station and have them complete a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspection before you can receive your permanent registration sticker. Fees:

The fee for registering a passenger vehicle in Kansas is $39, plus an additional $10 fee if you require a VIN inspection.

Out-of-State Kansas Residents

If you are an out-of-state resident and have recently moved to Kansas, you must register your vehicle within 90 days of establishing residency.

To do so, you will need to visit your local county treasurer’s office with the following documents:

• Proof of identity (valid driver’s license, passport, etc.)

• Proof of vehicle ownership (title or registration)

• Proof that you have insurance on the vehicle

Process:

The process for registering a vehicle in Kansas is fairly simple. First, you will need to visit your local county treasurer’s office with the required documents. Once there, you will fill out a application for registration and pay the associated fees. After that, you will be given a license plate and registration sticker to place on your vehicle.

Fees:

The fees for registering a vehicle in Kansas vary depending on the type of vehicle being registered. For example, passenger vehicles have a $40 fee while motorcycles have a $20 fee. There is also an additional $5 fee for each set of license plates issued.

 

Kansas Vehicle Registration Fees

The fee for registering a new vehicle in Kansas is $45. The fee for registering a used vehicle is $30.

Fees for out-of-state vehicles:

The fee for registering an out-of-state vehicle in Kansas is $60.

Fees for alternative fuel vehicles:

The fee for registering an alternative fuel vehicle in Kansas is $75.

 

Registering Your Kansas Motorcycle

In order to register your motorcycle in Kansas, you will need:

-A completed Application for Certificate of Title and Registration (Form TR-212a).

-The previous owner’s title, or if the vehicle is new, a Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin.

-If the vehicle is being financed, you will need a lienholder release or power of attorney from the bank or lending institution.

-Payment for all required fees. Fees may vary depending on the county in which you reside.

How to Register Your Motorcycle:

To register your motorcycle in Kansas, you must first complete an Application for Certificate of Title and Registration (Form TR-212a). This form can be obtained from your local county treasurer’s office. Once the form has been completed, take it along with the required documents and fees to your local county treasurer’s office to have your motorcycle registered.

 

KS Motorcycle Registration Fees & Taxes

Initial registration fee: $10

Title fee: $10

License plate fee: $8

Total fees: $28

Taxes:

State sales tax (6.5%):

Local sales tax (varies by county):

The process of getting a Kansas assigned Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN, is relatively simple and straightforward. First, you will need to obtain a copy of your vehicle’s title from the previous owner. Next, you will need to visit your local Kansas Department of Revenue office and complete an application for a VIN. Once your application has been processed, you will be issued a new VIN which must be affixed to your vehicle.

 

Kansas Boat Registration and Licensing

All boats must be registered in the state of Kansas. The application for registration and titling of a boat can be found on the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism website. The completed application, along with the required fees, should be mailed to:

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism

Boat Registration

512 SE 25th Ave.

Topeka, KS 66612-1327

 

Kansas Vessel Registration and Procedures

1.The first step is to find the right form. You can get the form from the DMV office or online.

2.Fill out the form completely and accurately. Include all required information such as the vehicle identification number (VIN), make, model, and year.

3.Submit the form to the DMV office along with any required fees. The fees will vary depending on the type of vehicle being registered and whether or not you need a new license plate

 

Conclusion

Getting a Kansas assigned VIN is easy if you follow these steps. First, find a licensed vehicle dealer who can issue you a VIN. Next, fill out the application for a VIN, which you can get from the Kansas Department of Revenue. Finally, pay the fees associated with getting a VIN, and you’ll be all set!